Blog Archives

Technique Junkies November Blog Hop!

Is it November already? Unbelievable!  Have you been enjoying the annual Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas?  I sure have. If you need some inspiration, pop on over to the T.J. Pinterest page or check out the Technique Junkie Design Team’s site.  Pat is offering a discount of 20% on all holiday stamps.

For today though, the Technique Junkies Design Team is showing off the new releases for November.  As usual, Pat has come up with some great new stamps for this release and I know you are going to love them. Pat is offering 15% off all November Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

Let’s get on with the show!

Stamp: Music Collage

Technique: “Watered Dylugions” from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD

Supplies: Fine Gold Thread, Dylusions, Stampendous Embossing Powder, Love Nicole “Thanks” Die, My Favorite Things Feather Die, Art Anthology “Sunshine” Sorbet, Simon Says Stamp Cardbase Die.

Stamp: Violin Collage, Better Things

Technique: White heat emboss over black cardstock.

Supplies: Club Scrap paper, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Versafine Black Onyx Ink

Stamp: Stay Humble

Technique: Stickers Galore from Subscriber Pages with the addition of embossing folder

Supplies: Club Scrap stickers, Art Anthology Dizzle, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, MISTI

Stamps: Just Wing It, Paint Rings

Technique: Gold Heat Embossing, Stamping over Ombre of Art Anthology Paints

Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from Lanette’s Blog, you’re in the right place!  Great projects Lanette!

The next stop is over at Jeanne’s Blog.

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies November Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off November Stamps for the next week only and 20% off the Christmas stamps until November 15th!

 

Advertisements

Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

We are ringing in the Holidays for the September Technique Junkies Blog Hop.  This release features Halloween and Christmas for your upcoming holiday crafting.  The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team  will be hosing a blog hop to showcase the new holiday stamps and spark creative ideas for your festive inking.

Pat is again offering 15% off all September Release Stamps for one week!  In addition to new stamps, Technique Junkies has added more new products to the store including stencils, art anthology colorations, Prills, and a variety of fun dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.

My first card uses the Color Sandwich Technique from the Simple & Easy Inking CD for the background.  The inks used were Twisted Citron, Black Soot, and Ripe Persimmon.  Once all my colors were laid down I inked Versamark through the Spider Web Tim Holtz Stencil and applied clear powder.  This added some texture without taking away from the technique.  The focal image is “Black Cat SD615,” which I embossed then watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  The sentiment “Fright Night SDX054” was again stamped over a Spider Web stenciled background of Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.

Sept Fright Night Color Stripe-wm

My second card uses the “Depth of Field Technique also from the Simple & Easy Inking Techniques CD”.  This worked so well with the Set of 6 stamps in “Christmas Trees #SS045.”  I love the variety of trees in this set and can’t wait to make more cards using it.  After creating the depth of field background, I did some inlayed die cutting using the Papertrey Ink “Peace” die.  To make it pop-up I cut out four “peace” words and stacked them up.  The colors used are from Hero Arts Shadow inks in Vanilla, Royal Red, Charcoal and Field Green.

Sept-Christmas Trees-wm

My next two cards feature the stunning sentiment called, “Merry Christmas #SD654.” This sentiment is so beautiful on it’s own I wanted to keep my cards very clean and simple.  I heat embossed the image on both cards and added sequins for some embellishment. The first cards background die is from Our Daily Bread and the second is Memory Box.

Sept-Sent -Red-wm

Sept - Sentiment Blue-wm

Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from  Robin Redd’s  Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Robin!

The next stop is at Pat Huntoon’s Blog.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com

Pam DeChellis http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com

Sally Lynn MacDonald  http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com

Beth Norman http://sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog

Jane Bosi http://janembosi.blogspot.com

Jerri Jones http://www.abushelandahug.blogspot.com

Gini Cagle http://ginicagle.blogspot.com

Judy Jackson  http://judysstampart.blogspot.com

Marilyn Hughes http://DollsEtc.blogspot.com

Robin Redd  http://robinredd.typepad.com/reddrobinstudios/

Kathy Stacy https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com – That’s Me!

Pat Huntoon http://patstamps.blogspot.com

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies September Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off September Stamps for the next week only!

Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

Is it August 1st already?  Well you all know what that means – Time for the Technique Junkie Design Team’s  blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for August.

I really loved this new release as the stamps beg for the application of color and vibrancy.  In addition to a bunch of cool new stamps, there are stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of new dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.  As a special treat, Pat is offering 15% off all August Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs for great ideas and samples of other new August Release stamps  you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.

My first card uses the Grunged Stencil Tutorial on the Sensational Stencils CD for the background.   This is a super easy technique and fun with all types of stencils.  My stencil is from Dina Wakely and my ink is Distress.  I then “grunged” it using my own concoction of Perfect Pearls Spray made with water and powdered perfect pearls.

My focal image is a new Pallettini Stamp made exclusively for Technique Junkies called, Let’s Face it 5 #P030.  If you haven’t seen this series, there are some great faces in this collection so please check them out.

I stamped her on Copic X-Press It paper and colored her using E42, E33, and E25 Copic Markers.  I then stamped her headpiece using Versamark and clear embossing ink over Basic Grey’s “kneehigh” collection.  After fussy cutting her headpiece, I then applied it back on the image using Collage Pauge and once that dried, applied highlights using a Pitt Artist Pen in Brown.  This is a great way to add depth into your paper piecing. My final step was to add some Club Scrap fiber.

August Faces 5-wm

My second card uses the “Stencil Collage and Stencil Turn Techniques also from the Sensation Stencil CD”.  After stamping the “Contemporary Floral #S638” with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossing with clear, I applied Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn, and Squeezed Lemonade through a Crafters Workshop stencil.  The background was then created using the same colors of distress paint as I did distress ink then applied black paint through a Heidi Swapp Herringbone Stencil. The sentiment is “Kindness Matters DX026.”

August Flowers-wm

My final card  uses the “Saturated Stencil Technique,” from the Sensational Stencils CD.  Don’t these CD’s have tons of great techniques?  I used Distress Stains in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade to create my background.  I then lifted up ink through the Tim Holtz Star Stencil using water and heat embossed “Circus Stars #S614” with white powder.  For the focal image I stamped and heat embossed “Lovers Silhouette #SD636” then colored it using the same colors from the background.  For my sentiment I created a banner from “Forever and a Day #SD599”

August Love-wm

Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from  Robin Redd’s  Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Robin!

The next stop is at Pat Huntoon’s Blog.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com

Pam DeChellis http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com

Sally Lynn MacDonald  http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com

Beth Norman http://sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog

Jane Bosi http://janembosi.blogspot.com

Jerri Jones http://www.abushelandahug.blogspot.com

Gini Cagle http://ginicagle.blogspot.com

Judy Jackson  http://judysstampart.blogspot.com

Marilyn Hughes http://DollsEtc.blogspot.com

Robin Redd  http://robinredd.typepad.com/reddrobinstudios/

Kathy Stacy https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com – That’s Me!

Pat Huntoon http://patstamps.blogspot.com

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies August Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off August Stamps for the next week only!

Entered in:

Addicted to Stamps: Photo

The House That Stamps Built: New Die Release Blog Hop

Today is a special post at The House That Stamps Built and we are “Flipping Out”! Literally!  Before you call the paddy wagon, let me explain.  Repeat Impressions is launching “Flip Dies” to go with the 35 Repeat Impressions Flip Stamps already in the store! Flip cards cards are normally made using punches, but many of us have converted to dies. Flip stamps are so popular at Repeat Impressions that Wendy has come up with a way to make the process of making a flip card much easier by making custom dies to match – how cool is that! With all this “Flipping Out”, we are going to celebrate with a Blog Hop.  The Design Team can’t wait to share what we’ve created using both the Repeat Impressions Flip Stamps and Repeat Impressions Flip Dies. You have until Sunday July 26th at 5pm EST to visit the Design Teams Blogs.  The winner will be announced on Monday, July 27th.  For each blog you visit and comment on, you get an entry to win a Flip Die Set!!  WooHoo.  Wendy is kindly giving away one set of each of the new dies.  One set will have Scallops, like the one I used, and the other set will be a stitched example, like the one at Cheri’s Blog. So stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more chances to win. Here’s the Blog Line Up:

Kathy…  Me 🙂

Cheri… 

Patti…

Deonna… 

Heather… 

Melissa… 

Karen… 

Joy… 

RI blog...

Now, how about some inspiration!  For my “Flip Card”, I’ve used the Scalloped Flip Die and Repeat Impressions “Tree Flip Set 7202-W.”   After cutting out the dies, I stamped the “Tree Flip Set” on the die cut square using Tim Holtz Distress Markers and a spritz of water.  This is a great way to get multiple colors on one image.  I also used Tim’s woodgrain stencil and inked the edges of my dies in Antique Linen.   The pull tab is a label die from My Favorite Things and the beautiful beads are Club Scrap. This project is so easy with this new die set and Wendy has great instructions on how to make these cards. If you aren’t familiar with this type of card, you pull the beads at the bottom and the cards begin to “flip”.  It’s super fun and with 35 different sets in the Repeat Impressions store, you won’t have a shortage of stamps to use with your new dies! The first picture is of the full completed card. Flip #1 Full-wm First Flip: Flip #2 Full-wm Second Flip: Flip #3 Full-wm Third Flip: Flip #4 Full-wm I do hope you’ll stop by the Design Team Members’ blogs and comment because we had so much fun making these cards for you and would love for you to have lots of chances to win a new Flip Die from Repeat Impressions Stamps.

Entered in:

Crafty Gals: To Die For

Love to Scrap: ATG

The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, July 28th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  Feel free to turn the sketch around as long as the basic elements are included you are good to go.

Here’s the Sketch:

Sketch J2215

For my card today I took a trip to Africa using the Passport Series at Repeat Impressions Stamps.  The image I used is called “Chimp 5306-J” which was stamped using Adirondack Espresso ink.  I cut him out using the My Favorite Things Stitched square die and distressed the image with Antique Linen while it was still housed in the die to create that white frame.

The paper is from Prima called, “Cartographer.”  I did the same treatment of Antique Linen with the My Favorite Things Stitched circle and then sprayed Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray in for the background for my “Happy Hello-9717-C”  sentiment, which I stamped only a portion of.  One of the tricks I use to stamp only a part of a stamp is to use scotch tape to cover what you don’t want, then ink up the stamp and remove the tape.  That leaves only the portion you want to stamp inked. I finished off the card with some Club Scrap ribbon.

July Sketch-Chimp-wm

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner!  Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

Entered in:

Crazy 4 Challenges: Critter

Cas-ual Friday: C&S

Sketch Saturday Challenge #353

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo who is offering the randomly chosen winner 7 images from their site!  How generous!  You have until Friday, March 27th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

353

For my card I chose Bugaboo’s “Cowboy Sheriff”, which I colored with Copic Markers and used the My Minds Eye “Boy Crazy” paper pack.  The stars are cut out using Simon Says Stamp star dies and the “howdy” sentiment is Club Scrap.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

Sketch 353 Bugaboo-wm

Try Stampin’ on Tuesday – Challenge #202

Happy Tuesday!  It’s time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch challenge.  This week doesn’t have a specific theme, but I’ve chosen a Thank you card as I can never have enough of those.  You have until Monday, January 26th to enter.

Here’s the Sketch:

Jan20 (1)

 

My card uses Carta Belle 6 x 6 paper pad, “Warm & Cozy”.  I cut ovals from My Favorite Things and inked the edges with distress ink in Antique Linen.  The sentiment is a word die by Lawn Fawn and to make it stand out, I cut it out four times and layered it.  The fiber is from Club Scrap and the metal element is way old from my stash.

I hope you’ll join us this week at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Thanks Male-wm

Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #200! Anything Goes

Oh My!  As Try Stampin’ on Tuesday enters the new year with a challenge, we are celebrating our 200th!  We’d love for this challenge to be super special so I really hope you will join us in celebrating and enter an anything goes card this week.  As usual, all you have to do is start out with a sketch and add your own special touches.

Here’s our sketch this week:

TST Sketch #93

For my inspiration this week, I’ve chosen a love card using My Favorite Things Pure Innocence “Love is in the Air” clear stamp. I paper pieced her dress using Fancy Pants “Love Story” collection then colored the remainder with Copic Markers.  The red hearts are stamped using Simon Says Stamp “Red Lipstick” ink and the bow is ribbon from Club Scrap.

I can’t wait to see what you enter this week!

Hearts a Flutter-wm

VCMP – Faux Chalk Technique using Copic Markers

IMG_20140707_0004

This card challenge was to use something “faux”, like stitching, brick, or wood.  Sandy Allnock provided another technique called Faux Chalk with Copics.  You can find the video here.  Essentially, you take a stencil, color around the edges with copics and then with a damp cloth of colorless blender fluid, slowing brush the ink from the edges toward the middle and TADA!.  Stencil used is from Club Scrap. The paper is lawn fawn, gems are hero arts, and sentiment is WPlus9.

Entered in:

Love to Scrap: Anything Goes

 

Marker Pop: Anything Goes

 

Art Anthology

Where art begins...

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

Weekly Challenge Blog

The Season

-The Ton -

My Impressions

Just gettin' my craft on!

Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Just gettin' my craft on!

Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog

Groovy craft projects, crafty recipes and other artsy stuff.

Lindy's Stamp Gang

Join the Lindy's color revolution!

the CLASSroom

Just gettin' my craft on!

Tiddly Inks

Just gettin' my craft on!

The Daily Marker

Just gettin' my craft on!

Just Add Ink

Just gettin' my craft on!

Deconstructing Jen

Crafting with Jen Shults

Cards in Envy

Just gettin' my craft on!

Tim Holtz

Cutting edge paper crafting products, tools, tips and ideas.

kwernerdesign blog

Just gettin' my craft on!

Jennifer McGuire Ink

Just gettin' my craft on!

A Blog Named Hero

Just gettin' my craft on!

%d bloggers like this: